Linda – What Breast Cancer Is, And Is Not!
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[Linda – What Breast Cancer Is, And Is Not!]
[Linda In LasVegas] Source: LYBIO.net
Hi, my name is Linda, and I felt the need to do this video, due to the recent announcement by Susan G. Komen Foundation about changes in their funding. I have breast cancer. And I want to tell you what Breast Cancer is and is not to me!
[Linda In LasVegas]
Breast Cancer is fear, it’s being scared. It’s the unknown. It’s trauma. It’s everything plus more. And I was so lucky to have a great team of doctors, great oncologists, fantastic surgeons. And a husband who supported me every way throughout my entire two and a half year old ordeal so far. And I’m still not done with treatment. But, it’s going well, thanks to the support and care that I’ve had, most women don’t have the same type of support. Many don’t have any support at all. What breast cancer is to me, is getting a port installed in my chest. This is the first scar I’m going to show you, by the way, if your squeamish you might not want to watch this entire video because I’m gonna show it all. You need to know what breast cancer is and what it is not! The port was difficult but it was necessary for the chemo. Then went the Chemotherapy, 4 and a half month of intense chemo which left me completely bald. Not a hair on my head. No eyelashes. No eyebrows. I didn’t have nose hair. I didn’t have hair anywhere. And I was bald for nearly 9 months. Then came surgery, I had both of my breasts removed. Numerous lymph nodes removed. And my breast surgery – I was home the same day for the surgery for the 6 PM news with four tubes running out of my body into drainage bags. That was not simple but that’s what Breast Cancer can be and what it was to me. Next was radiation. I had 1 1/2 months, 5 days a week of radiation so intense, that by the time I was finished my skin was literally cracking, bleeding and falling off my chest. But that’s what Breast Cancer is. Then I had more surgery to remove my ovaries and my fallopian tubes. That wasn’t easy either. As I had abdominal surgery, I was in the hospital for 5 days for that. Now I’m on medications that I’ll be on for another 3 years, which make it difficult to sleep, which make my joints hurt, I’ve gained weight. I blame cancer on that, plus, when I was finally able to eat normally after chemo, without getting sick, I comforted myself with food. That’s what cancer does. That’s what Cancer is.
[Linda] Source: LYBIO.net
But now I’m gonna show you my chest, I used to have two beautiful girls here, now they’re gone. This is what Cancer looks like. This is a bilateral mastectomy and I had lymph nodes removed under both armpits because the cancer had spread. This is not pretty but I’m going to tell you what Cancer is not. Do you see Politics on my chest? Do you see Republican, Democrat, Tea Party or Independent anywhere on my chest? I don’t. Do you see Religion on my chest? Do you see Christian? Do you see Catholic? Do you see Jewish? Do you see Hindu? Do you see Muslim? Or any other many of the hundred religions out there? Do you see any beliefs on my chest? No! Do you see moral values on my chest? Or what you believe to be moral values? No! That’s not Cancer at all. It’s not on my chest. And that’s not it. So Susan G. Komen, if you’re seeing this video, I’m such a proud supporter but I can no longer support your cause because Politics, Religion and God only knows what has infiltrated your program. It’s broken my heart. And I – I was so proud to be a member but I can no longer support you. And one more thing. One thing, Cancer is: it makes you frank. It makes you say what you feel, it makes you no longer scared. When your surviving, you’re ready to fight the world and I wanna tell you something right now, the foundation you showed your ass – now you can kiss mine. Thank you.
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